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Easter celebrations in Kwahu

The 11th edition of the annual paragliding sport usually held during Easter celebrations in Kwahu in the eastern region took place, Friday, March 25.

The paragliding is perceived by many to be the main showcase of the Kwahu Easter celebrations each year.

The paragliding festival commenced in 2005 after then Tourism Minister, the late Jake Obetsebi Lamptey took a decision to introduce the sport as part of the Easter celebrations.

This year’s was held under the auspices of the Tourism Ministry aims at promoting paragliding as part of sport.

Dozens of revellers converged on the Odweanoma Mountain in Atibie where 15 pilots from Europe, Australia and Asia flew local Ghanaian spectators and foreign visitors.

This year’s event happens to be the first time a 34-year-old Ghanaian; Jonathan Quaye could operate and fly a parachute all by himself.
Speaking at the opening of the event, the Eastern Regional Minister, Mavis Ama Frempong expressed government commitment to sustaining the event and investing more in the sector.

She urged Ghanaians to visit the area and take part in the paragliding activities to boost tourism in Ghana.

Also at Obo in Kwahu, revellers defied the stress that comes with walking on 877 wooden steps to climb what Joy News’ Kofi Siaw described as a mini Canopy Walkway operated by a private entrepreneur.

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